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My Mountain Girls!

In 2012 I bought three chicks. This year I bought two new chicks.  One (Quanie, because she lays a quantity of eggs!) is an Ameraucana who was the gentile and shy one from the start. She now lays blue eggs, is very curious and sweet and is one of my absolute favorites! Sunnie is a buff orpington who is curious and friendly. She lays brown eggs with speckles. She is very pretty! Gracie, another buff orpington, is my absolute favorite! She is beyond friendly! She follows me everywhere. (It sometimes gets annoying!) She eats out of my hand, falls asleep in my arms,... read more

MY NEW BABIES

HELLO TO ALL, I AM A NEW MOMMIE TO BABY CHICKENS. THEY ARE NOW 5-6 WEEKS OLD. CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT BREED I HAVE NOW? I BOUGHT THEM FROM TRACTOR SUPPLY AND THEY COULD NOT TELL ME MUCH. THEY GAVE ME ONE THAT IS A MINI CHICKEN. SHE IS NOT GROWING AS FAST AS THE OTHERS AND SHE LOOKS FUNNY WHEN SHE IS BREATHING...BUT SHE ISNT SICK...LOOKS LIKE HER LUNGS ARE IN HER BUTT. I KNOW THAT SOUNDS WEIRD. WE WATCH HER ALL THE TIME TO MAKE SURE SHE IS OK...ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD HELP   read more

Chicks of 3 colors

We received our baby chicks from ( the cackle hatchery) on March 26th. We decided on three different breeds 5 of each plus one Plymouth Barred rock rooster.  Of coarse they sent two extra's in case some of the chicks died on the way here. I picked them up at the post office at 8:30a.m. hurried home with them and got my tote ready with heating pad under it to keep them warm during my inspection of each one and so I could give them all some sav-a-chic probiotic and electrolytes with a syringe. I also bought grow gel to feed them once they settled in. I still had them in... read more

My Three Wonderful Girls

I am a new (and proud!) owner of three little chicks. They are so full of personality and love that I can hardly contain my joy! All three are females and I hope to get good eggs from them some months from now. Above is Pecksie. She is the wildest and rowdiest of the bunch. She likes to take charge! She is sort of bossy and loud though. She is a silver-laced Wyandotte, and I think she is just beautiful! Next is Cluckles. She is a buff Orpington and she is the largest of my babies. She tries to keep the peace and keep the Pecksie in check. I like to think of her as... read more

My Lil Coop

I'm so proud of myself for finally finishing my chicken coop. Today I moved out my 3 1/2 week old Australorps in to the brooder in the coop.  I admit I did take a lot of time in the planning and designing of it and make it a safe as possible for my flock.  The one thing I did decide not to do it having an outside opening to collect the eggs. I have a lot of predators here - mink, racoons, bears and cougars and it just seemed safer for me to go inside to collect the eggs, rather than another opening they could work on.     I'm also happy I was able to repurpose a lot of... read more

My Feathered Friends of the nest

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My Poultry Coop

Hello, I don't have any pics, but I have chickens, ducks, quail, and geese.  You probably already know that... read more

Too deep to back out: chicken obsessed

This is the story of my chicken adventure. It all started when my mom arranged to buy 6 chickens from my friends 4H group. We were originally gonna get 3 BOs and 3 Ameraucanas. I did my research and realized I wanted a silkie. So I found a breeder and we picked up a silkie and a showgirl because we couldn't just have one and we didn't have the other chicks yet. Hera: silkie Medusa: showgirl Life was good. Until I realized that 4H carried silver laced wyandottes. So then goes the on going debate on what to get because we can only have 6. I decided on two BOs and two... read more

Easy way to a sex a chukar partridge

You can just look at there ankles if they have a spur there male if they don't then they are female read more

Easy way to tell a chukar partridge hen from a rooster

You can just look at there ankles if they have a spur there male if they don't then they are female read more

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